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square (sth) with sth

verb uk phrasal verb with square   /skweər/ us    /skwer/
to match or agree with something, or to think that one thing is acceptable together with another thing: Her story doesn't quite square with the evidence. I don't think I could spend that much money on a jacket - I couldn't square it with my conscience (= I would feel too guilty).
Translations of “square (sth) with sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)與…相符,(使)與…一致, 符合…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)与…相符,(使)与…一致, 符合…
(Definition of square (sth) with sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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